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Voices 25th Anniversary

For nearly 25 years, Voices for Virginia’s Children has been fulfilling its mission to champion public policies that improve the lives of Virginia’s children. As we celebrate our quarter-century anniversary, we acknowledge the foresight and determination of our founders, who ensured that – even though children cannot vote – they are represented by an independent, nonpartisan voice at the state capitol and beyond. We also look to the future with a commitment to expand our efforts to shape policies that create a brighter future for Virginia’s youngest residents.

We could not have made such a huge difference in the lives of kids without support from both sides of the aisle. And it’s taken many years to get to this point! For one thing, it’s important to note that Voices started with a different name: The Action Alliance for Virginia’s Children and Youth.  So we went straight to the sources to get the story of Voices over the past 25 years — the people who have given their time and talents. Watch this five minute video that takes us back to where it all started — here is a look back, as we move forward!

In case you missed it, here is a snippet of our Executive Director, Margaret Nimmo Holland, and the First Lady of Virginia speaking to the nearly 250 people who joined us in the John Marshall Ballroom, announcing Voices’ 25th Anniversary at our annual Making KIDS COUNT Awards Ceremony!

A signature event of Voices’ 25th Anniversary and The Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia is The Virginia Summit on Childhood Trauma and Resilience. Click here to learn more!

25th Anniversary Honorary Council

First Lady of Virginia Pamela Northam

Jeannie Baliles
The Honorable James Dyke Jr.
Carol Fox
Margaret Freeman
The Honorable Eva Teig Hardy
The Honorable William A. Hazel, Jr.
The Honorable Anne Holton
Jinks Holton
The Honorable William C. Mims
Renette Oklewicz
Deborah Oswalt
Xavier Richardson
David Robinson